Sustainable University Summer School: Transforming institutions through student-driven change

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

The Sustainable University Summer School on ‘Transforming institutions through student-driven change’ will take place at Maastricht University, The Netherlands from 12 to 16 August 2013.

Organised by rootAbility, this programme aims to bring together an exciting and inspired group of student leaders who are or want to become engaged in the sustainability transition of their universities and colleges.

According to the prospectus, the Summer School consists of five units:

  • Vision: What are the big trends that compel universities to create a positive impact on the world? What are visions of a sustainable university? How can a vision process for a university be initiated and coordinated?
  • People & Networks: What are the drivers and barriers of organizational change? Who are change agents and what makes them successful? How can you find the right people within a university to talk to about your ideas?
  • From Ideas to Solutions: How can ideas be transformed into tangible solutions? How can you systematically refine and improve your ideas? What are examples of sustainability projects with a high impact?
  • Building Alliances for Change: What can bottom-up projects learn from political movements? What can we learn from failed projects? What are the little tricks and techniques to engage people to create a movement for your ideas?
  • Scaling Initiatives: How can successful projects be scaled and what are the difficulties in scaling ideologically motivated projects?

Image adapted from the Summer School prospectus


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